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Heraklion: Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Walking Tour
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Knossos: Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Walking Tour

By FONIADAKIS TRAVEL CENTER PC
4.8 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is $77 per adult
Features
  • Free cancellation available
  • 1h 30m
  • Mobile voucher
  • Instant confirmation
Overview
  • Skip the ticket line to enter Knossos and take a tour with a licensed guide
  • Explore the ancient palace, step into the royal residence and see the throne
  • Be amazed by the House of the Frescoes and its colorful wall paintings
  • Learn about the history of the Minoan Civilization, the oldest one in Europe.
  • Please make sure to be at the entrance 15 minutes before your chosen time slot!

Activity location

    • Heraklion
    • Heraklion, Greece

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Knossos 714 09, Greece | Meet your guide next to the entrance of the archaeological site, by the ticket booth. Your guide will be holding a sign with the WeGuide logo.
    • Knossos, Greece

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16 Pax Guided Tour in English with Skip-the-Line Tickets
  • Activity duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes1h 30m1h 30m
  • English

This option includes a pre-booked skip-the-line entry ticket to Knossos Palace and guided tour.

Language options: English
Starting time: 5:00pm
Price details
$77.06 x 2 Adults$154.12

Total
Price is $154.12

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedSkip-the-ticket-line service
  • What's includedWhat's includedEntry ticket for the Knossos Palace
  • What's includedWhat's includedLicensed tour guide
  • What's includedWhat's includedHeadset to hear the guide better (if group size is over 5)
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedHotel transfers
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedMeals and drinks
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedTips

Know before you book

  • Not allowed: Pets
  • Not suitable for: Wheelchair users

What you can expect

Join a guided tour of Knossos, a complex of more than 1500 interlocking rooms, once an astonishing palace built for a mighty king of the Bronze Age. Knossos is considered Europe’s oldest city.
As you wander through the labyrinthine ruins, get the chance to see the original throne of ‘’Minos”, the mystifying sanctuaries, the luxurious domestic quarters of the royal family, Crete’s treasures pantries, and the water-management systems.
The first palace of Knossos was erected soon after 2000 BC. In 1700 BC, a catastrophic earthquake destroyed the Palace. A new palace was built immediately, the most monumental of all, and for over 300 years it represented the pre-eminent center of power in Bronze Age Crete.
The new palace was an imposing complex with important architectural innovations, splendid frescoes adorning the walls, hundreds of rooms distributed in four storeys, impressive storage areas, specialized workshops, and spacious courts hosting ceremonies and feasts.
Learn how during the last decades of the 14th century BC, a series of earthquakes led to the final destruction of the palace.

Location

Activity location

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    • Heraklion
    • Heraklion, Greece

Meeting/Redemption Point

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    • Knossos 714 09, Greece | Meet your guide next to the entrance of the archaeological site, by the ticket booth. Your guide will be holding a sign with the WeGuide logo.
    • Knossos, Greece